Is there a thing for which apps are not available these days? You name it, and the iOS or Android device has it – Entertainment, travel, food, shopping, health. Similarly, there are medical apps for mental health professionals. They keep the professionals up to date regarding the latest research and studies going on in the world of psychology. These apps provide important insights into the latest developments in science and technology bipolar disorder to depression, autism, mood disorder, and other mental disorders.
There are various such psychiatry medical apps available at your fingertips, and finding the best amongst them can be harder.
List of Top Ten Health Apps for Medical Professionals here:
1. APA Monitor on Psychology
Now you can keep yourself updated on the latest mental health news with APA Monitor on Psychology. Available on both iOS and Android, this mental ability app provides you with new articles on behavioural science, psychology education and practice. Both current and past issues of APA monitor magazine can be accessed for free using this application. You can download them to read anytime, anywhere. Not just text, you can also find interactive digital enhancements, psychological tests and more on it.
2. APA Journals
Be the first to know about developments in the field of psychology with APA Journals application. The app is available on Android and iOS and lets you track all APA’s 77 journals for free. You can get access to full-text articles, article abstracts and press releases from experts in the field. This is an app for psychiatrists, which allows them to stay updated. Moreover, they can read about research studies weeks or months before they are published for sale.
3. Clinical Scales
Clinical Scales is a free clinical assessment app from Psychiatric Times. It is available for both Android and iOS devices and comes handy for screening different mental health disorders. Clinical Scales covers various scales from specific to general such as Mood Disorder Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, Clinical Global Impression Scale, Autism, bipolar, Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, and more.
Depression is a free app from Doctot and is currently available on iTunes. It is a collection of popularly used clinician-administered Depression assessment scales. Depression app constitutes of six such scales- HDRS, MSRS, HAMD-7, CGI, HAMA, and PHQ-9. Its easy to use wizards and the ability to generate the scale total automatically on the basis of user’s input make it one of the best apps for mental health professionals.
5. com Medication Guide
This is one of the best apps for mental health professionals available for free on Android and iOS. This app comes from Drugs.com providing you with drug information, check interaction, and pill identification. It has one of the most comprehensive databases that give you information about A to Z drugs and comes with some helpful tools. You can check symptoms, dosage information, side effects of medication (s) taken in combination with another drug. Moreover, you can use phonetic search if you want to know how to spell the drug name.
6. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is now available on both iOS and Android. Now, mental health clinicians, researchers, and students can have access to updated ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes and make them a part of their study and practice quickly. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria is a critical resource for many mental health practitioners and researchers, and it provides them not only text but videos as well.
7. PAR Assessment Toolkit
The PAR Assessment Toolkit has been designed to assist those who administer standardized assessments, such as psychologists and mental health workers. It provides them specific tools that help them with day-to-day assessment tasks. Speaking of tools, this toolkit includes a conversion chart, stopwatch, compliancy calculator, age calculator, and QR code reader. PAR Assessment Toolkit is available for free on both platforms, Android and iOS.
The mobile app version of guide PsycEssentails is a pocket resource for mental health professionals. This app provides clinical practitioners with relevant information on psychotropic drugs, referral resources, and assessment tools. It gives complete access to the chapters of the guide and allows clinicians to make notes using Notes icon. Moreover, you can visit the Favourite section on the app to access frequently referenced topics.
9. The Concise Cognitive Screening Exam
This mental ability app comes from Central Florida Psychological Consultants, and it is currently available only on iOS devices. It is a reliable app that helps you conduct mental status examination on the basis of current psychology and neuroscience research. It lets you measure broad cognitive abilities, cognitive impairment or suspected brain injury. Users just have to answer a few questions in ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and the app tallies the scores and gives the interpretation of the same.
10. uDictate: Medical, Legal & Professional Dictation
uDictate is a dictation app for mental health professionals available only on iOS devices. Its targeted audience is both doctors and legal professionals. It has an intuitive user interface and allows users to record transcriptions for 24 hours uninterruptedly. The dictation file can be saved in various formats such as PCM, AAC, IMA4 and can be tagged as rush or urgent. Files can be sent securely anytime, anywhere via Dropbox, FTP or email.